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Things to do in London this Friday

It's time to clock off, wind down and get your weekend on...

Find fantastic ideas for things to do on a Friday, just in case you've left it to the last minute. Check out the best entertainment, nightlife and events happening in the capital this Friday. The weekend starts here...

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The Greatest Spectacle of Lucha Libre

Join Mexico's finest fighters as they descend on Bethnal Green for an extravaganza of entertainment. Guests can explore a retro-style Mexican Arena which hosts a daily programme of shows including matinees for families and spectacular finales, alongside entertainment from colourful characters on London's cabaret scene.

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York Hall , Bethnal Green Friday July 1 2016 - Saturday July 2 2016
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Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies

We seem to have a fascination with the perspective war films can bring to our understanding of actual conflicts. This exhibition lifts the lens to peer into the relationship between horrific real life testimonies and artefacts and how they re-emerge as cinematic drama.

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Imperial War Museum , Kennington Friday July 1 2016 - Sunday January 8 2017
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Charlotte Street Summer Fayre

See 14 Fitrovia restaurants take it to the streets for this one-day festival that's part of Feast at Fitzrovia. Six chefs will pull out all the secret ingredients for the Beach BBQ Cook Off, there'll be live cookery demonstrations, local food stalls and a Chilli Challenge for the bold of tongue.

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Charlotte Street , London Friday July 1 2016
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Brown’s London Art Weekend: Gallery Hop

More than 100 Mayfair and St. James’s galleries and auction houses open their doors during the annual Brown’s London Art Weekend. Gallery Hop, a new addition to the programme, provides out-of-hours access to a collection of exhibition previews, followed by cocktails at the Burlington Arcade. The line-up includes a masquerade party at Hignell Gallery, inspired by artist Sophie Ryder’s use of mythological creatures. Register and choose your gallery itinerary at the website.

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Various Venues , London Friday July 1 2016
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Friday Late Spectacular: In Pursuit of Pain

Explore the terrifying but fascinating world of pain at this Wellcome Collection late opening. Hear brutally honest, first-hand accounts of pain from artists and performers including Martin O’Brien, who will re-enact the medical interventions he has encountered as a cystic fibrosis patient. The brave can test their pain thresholds against their friends, while tattoo artist Ant the Elder will be inking volunteers in front of a live audience. If all this suffering becomes too much to bear, the bar will be open all night.  

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Wellcome Collection , Bloomsbury Friday July 1 2016
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Brown’s London Art Weekend: Gallery Hop

More than 100 Mayfair and St. James’s galleries and auction houses open their doors during the annual Brown’s London Art Weekend. Gallery Hop, a new addition to the programme, provides out-of-hours access to a collection of exhibition previews, followed by cocktails at the Burlington Arcade. The line-up includes a masquerade party at Hignell Gallery, inspired by artist Sophie Ryder’s use of mythological creatures. Register and choose your gallery itinerary at the website.

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Various Venues , London Friday July 1 2016

Tale of Tales

One of 2016's most enticingly strange films, a trio of dark fairytales from 'Gomorra' director Matteo Garrone

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